Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

Fast, simple, and delicious--great for a busy weeknight! Just add a salad and bread. During the summer I puree fresh basil and freeze it in ice trays, and that's what I use in this sauce. However, you could use 1 teaspoon of dried basil if you have to.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add red pepper, onion and garlic; saute 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in water, bouillon cubes and basil. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in cream. Simmer, stirring constantly, 2 minutes.
  4. Spoon over ziti and toss. Top with fresh cracked pepper, if desired.
Most Helpful

This was so quick to put together and delicious. BF voted for 10 stars! I used casarecce pasta because it is what I had on hand. Thank you for the recipe Jeri- This will be a repeat!

cookiedog November 06, 2006